Steel thefts in Mexico fell 35.6 percent in the first seven
months of 2013 vs. the same 2012 period.
A total of 504 steel
thefts were recorded in January to July, down from 783
incidents a year earlier, according to Mexican steel
distributors confederation Conadiac.
Steel thefts have
affected at least 20 Mexican states, or more than the half of
the country, Conadiac said.
The volume of steel stolen in Mexico amounted 4,042 tonnes
during the period. Rebar was the main target, accounting for 40
percent of the total, followed by steel coils, at 13
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel